Police are reminding drivers to exercise safe driving strategies following a further two accidents on our roads.
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Following Friday’s fatal crash and Sunday’s single vehicle crash involving a 17-year-old girl who was airlifted to hospital, emergency services have attended two crash sites involving rolled vehicles on the Mid Western Highway and Darbys Falls Road this week.
About 1.50am on Monday morning, a 42-year-old Cowra man escaped injury after rolling his vehicle while driving with high range PCA near Lyndhurst.
Emergency services attended the scene and the driver returned a positive reading to a police breath test.
He was taken to Cowra Police Station where he registered a reading of .151.
The man’s licence was formally disqualified and he was issued a court attendance notice.
Less than 48 hours later, on Tuesday afternoon about 5pm, emergency services reported to a single vehicle crash involving an 80-year-old woman on Darbys Falls Road.
Police say the vehicle rolled and the driver remained inside until she was released by NSW Ambulance paramedics.
She received superficial injuries and her vehicle was towed from the crash site.
Police were still making inquiries into the circumstances surrounding both the incidents.
Inspector Adam Beard of Cowra Police reminded drivers to take care behind the wheel.
“I can confirm the area has been experiencing a number of serious motor vehicle collisions during the past week, including one fatal,” he said.
“We remind all drivers of basic safe driving strategies including fatigue and not driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, and drive to the conditions of the road whether it be wet or foggy.”
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